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The holidays are a time for family. It’s a time when families overcome distance, time and money to be together and appreciate all that they have. It’s one of the most heavy travel times of the whole year, save for Christmas. In fact, some of the travel figures are quite staggering.
- About half (56%) of all drivers will drive more than 100 miles to see family during the holidays. The average long distance trip is actually 214 miles.
- About 91% of trips are made by car however that still leaves a large number traveling by plane, it was 24 million in 2010 to be exact.
- The five busiest airports are: O’hare, LA, Logan, LaGaurdia, and San Francisco.
With all of the time we spend traveling to see one another, it’s a shame that so much time is spent is spent preparing the meal instead of enjoying each others company. While there is something to be said for tradition, wouldn’t it be interesting to skip out on meal prep and start new traditions? Gather around the tube and root for your favorite team – or better yet, be there to see it live! Break out the board games and see who can create the biggest, meanest monopoly. Nothing says family like a little friendly competition right? Make your time together meaningful and head down to your local food pantry or homeless shelter to volunteer together. To spend more time with your family creating memories check out the Thanksgiving dinner options at Buca di Beppo. You can dine in with Thanksgiving Feast Reservations – no dishes to do! Just hang out with family and friends. Or you can enjoy your meal at home (maybe even take all the credit, we won’t tell) with the Thanksgiving Party Pan Feast. Just pick it up curbside and go. Both Thanksgiving Feasts include classic Thanksgiving items with an Italian twist, such as: choice of sliced white meat turkey or hickory-smoked ham, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce and even pumpkin pie. Buca di Beppo opens at 11:00am so you can choose the time that works best for your Thanksgiving reservations.